Parliament in the Reign of Elizabeth I

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  • Parliament in the reign of Elizabeth I
    • People
      • 462 men in HoC
        • 2 knights (rep. shires/counties) and burgesses rep. borough/town
      • Elected through nominations; Crown/nobility
      • Only middle/upper classes represented
    • Less important;  sed as secondary feature of govt for lawmaking, taxation, advice etc
    • Queen alone could summon/dismiss
    • Frequency of meetings
      • Only met for short periods during Elizabeth's reign
        • 13 sessions in whole reign (44 years)
    • House of Lords > House of Commons
    • Functions
      • Passing laws
      • Raising taxes
    • Under Council control - nominated MP's, planning and management


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